Glenmorangie nails ‘winter jumper season’ with new hygge-style whisky
The whisky experts will release Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter next month, a 13-year-old single malt with notes of fruit, honey, cocoa dust and spice, designed for crafting fireside drinks.
You don’t get a job title like ‘director of whisky creation’ without an impressive imagination and a little bit of Willy Wonka-esque mischief simmering below the surface. So when Dr. Bill Lumsden, who heads up Glenmorangie’s innovations, found himself snowed in at home, he began imagining a whisky that would capture the feeling of being wrapped up indoors, enveloped in a snug winter jumper, while outside was thick with snow.
His musings ultimately resulted in a single malt Scotch, mellowed in bourbon casks and finished in old Marsala casks from Sicily, with all the sweet, fruity flavours that the fortified wine imparts. All wrapped up in a limited edition bottle; complete with Scandi style label.
Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter, set for release next month, is part Christmas cake, part Highland hip flask. The limited edition whisky has notes and aromas of fruit, honey and Brazil-nut toffee, knitted together with cinnamon, ginger and clove. The whisky was crafted in stills ‘as tall as a giraffe’ to allow more space for taste and aroma.
What’s more, Glenmorangie has created a series of eight hot and cold wintry drinks for whisky fans to make at home, using the new pour, and other whiskies from the brand’s portfolio. These include a Winter Old Fashioned, a bold and velvety Quinta Ruban Hot Chocolate, and a Pumpkin Scotch Latte.
Known for his “What if…?” approach, Lumsden has won the International Whisky Competition’s award for Master Distiller of the Year more times than anyone else. And he was named twice Master Blender/Distiller of the Year by the International Spirits Challenge.
Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter will be available in the UK from 1st November, RRP £75. Stockists will include whisky specialist retailers and Clos19.